I am writing you [again] from my hotel room in Athens, Georgia. My bride and groom from today also hired me to do a family photo session tomorrow morning at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia so I'm doing that before heading back toward Atlanta. I had a much needed nap this afternoon but now I'm back to my problem of not being able to go to bed at a decent hour! Haha. I ended up on PBS watching a really cool documentary called Art & Copy. It's all about advertising and it's very intriguing. I think I need to check it out from the beginning!
I was telling Heather (we were chatting on Facebook at the time) that I love listening to artists speak. Artists are a different breed! Watching this makes me feel connected to something bigger because I get IT. Years ago - I'm talking at least 10 but closer to 12 - my mom told me she thought I should go into advertising. On principle I completely dismissed the idea. You know how teenage daughters are with their mothers. I find it funny how, now, that is exactly where I want to take my photography. When I think about my dreams and goals, I see ad campaigns with major brands and spreads in magazines.
A little update on my progress with SCAD: I finally got everything submitted that was requested (application, college transcripts, my resume, various statements, and letters of recommendation) last week. For whatever reason I was assigned a new admissions counselor who called me yesterday and told me that because one of the colleges was on a quarterly schedule and the other was semesters, they were having difficulty figuring out my GPA and now require my high school transcript (yes, 10 years later!). We also discussed my financial aid needs as well as what would be required to be considered for scholarships offered. We agreed that it would be better, at this point, to apply for the Winter term and begin in January. Once I get my transcript in it should only take a couple of weeks to get a response and from there I'll have plenty of time to get everything in order before next term. I am very anxious to get started but believe in my heart that this is best for me. Everything has happened exactly how it is meant to and there is still no doubt in my mind that this was the time for me to be here. There is still so much I want to do and get settled in before starting a full course load; I'm excited about it all!
In keeping with this completely random post, I have more wedding photos for you of Tim & Frankie. I had most of the day to edit and am actually just about done. Just click the photo to view larger. ♥